Braintree, MA

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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This month's title is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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This month's title is Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pund, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale has Atticus Pund investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday January 27, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

You Have It Made by Ellie Krieger is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.) 

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 25 spaces available.

You Have It Made by Ellie Krieger is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Weeknight Wonders by Ellie Krieger. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.) 

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 25 spaces available.

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

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Tonight's discussion is Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezTawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their black, enslaved mistresses. It's their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at Tawawa House. They have become friends over the years as they reunite and share developments in their own lives and on their respective plantations. They don't bother too much with questions of freedom, though the resort is situated in free territory-but when truth-telling Mawu comes to the resort and starts talking of running away, things change .  .  .

All readers are always welcome!

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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Tonight's discussion is Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezTawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their black, enslaved mistresses. It's their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at Tawawa House. They have become friends over the years as they reunite and share developments in their own lives and on their respective plantations. They don't bother too much with questions of freedom, though the resort is situated in free territory-but when truth-telling Mawu comes to the resort and starts talking of running away, things change .  .  .

All readers are always welcome!

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club Book & Movie Discussion

This month's selection is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. We will be meeting in the Logan Auditorium for a potluck lunch and our annual Book & Movie Discussion. The movie runs for 1 hr., 51 min., so we will start the movie as close to 12:00 as we can, and eat lunch as we watch!

"Me Before You is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course."  

The Brown Bag Book Club usually meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's selection is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. We will be meeting in the Logan Auditorium for a potluck lunch and our annual Book & Movie Discussion. The movie runs for 1 hr., 51 min., so we will start the movie as close to 12:00 as we can, and eat lunch as we watch!

"Me Before You is a love story and a family story, but above all it’s a story of the bravery and sustained effort needed to redirect the path of a life once it’s been pushed off course."  

The Brown Bag Book Club usually meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday February 24, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

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This month's book is: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés. 

The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more.

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.

Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. 

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book We Fed an Island

This month's book is: We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by José Andrés. 

The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more.

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone.. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.

Based on Andrés’s insider’s take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. 

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Cover image for Born a CrimeThis month's discussion title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Cover image for Born a CrimeThis month's discussion title is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday March 10, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday March 11, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Fly Girls by Kevin O'BrienWe will meet in the Logan Auditorium, 12:00-1:00 p.m., to discuss this book.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us either in the Reading Room on the Main Level or in the auditorium on the Upper Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe.

"Air races captivated the nation during the golden age of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, and few participants drew more attention than the female pilots who challenged the male-dominated field. O'Brien focuses on five of those women: Ruth Elder, Ruth Nichols, Louise Thaden, Florence Klingensmith, and, of course, Amelia Earhart." —Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

This month's selection is Fly Girls by Kevin O'BrienWe will meet in the Logan Auditorium, 12:00-1:00 p.m., to discuss this book.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us either in the Reading Room on the Main Level or in the auditorium on the Upper Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe.

"Air races captivated the nation during the golden age of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, and few participants drew more attention than the female pilots who challenged the male-dominated field. O'Brien focuses on five of those women: Ruth Elder, Ruth Nichols, Louise Thaden, Florence Klingensmith, and, of course, Amelia Earhart." —Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

Monday March 16, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book I beat the odds

This month's book is: I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher.

The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book I beat the odds

This month's book is: I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher.

The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday March 24, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

Now and Again by Julia Turshen is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Small Victories by Julia Turshen. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 25 spaces available.

Now and Again by Julia Turshen is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Small Victories by Julia Turshen. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday March 25, 2020
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2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Chapter Chatters: Middle School Book Club

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, December 18th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "New Kid" by Jerry Craft

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only.

CONTACT: Christina  781-848-0405 x4415  cdufour@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: YA Room

You're invited to our fun book club event!  Wednesday, December 18th - 2:30-3:10pm - East Middle School, Library Media Room - "New Kid" by Jerry Craft

    Please join us for books, snacks, and a fun book chat! Don't have the book? Stop by the Thayer Public Library and ask for the middle school book club pick!

Question? Please email Teen Librarian Christina at cdufour@braintreema.gov or Middle School Librarian Deb Vose at dvose@braintreeschools.org

And make sure to register so we know how many snacks to bring!

Please note, this collaborative program will be held at East Middle School NOT Thayer Public Library and is for grades 6-8 only.

CONTACT:
  Christina
  781.848.0405 x4415
  cdufour@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: YA Room

 
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Cover image for The hate u giveThis month's discussion title is The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Cover image for The hate u giveThis month's discussion title is The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen LoigmanWe will meet in the Reading Room, 12:00-1:00 p.m., to discuss this book.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us either in the Reading Room on the Main Level or in the auditorium on the Upper Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

"Loigman's second novel (after The Two-Family House) follows Jewish sisters Ruth and Millie Kaplan from their childhood in Brooklyn to adulthood living at an armory base in Springfield, MA, during WWII." — Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen LoigmanWe will meet in the Reading Room, 12:00-1:00 p.m., to discuss this book.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon. Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us either in the Reading Room on the Main Level or in the auditorium on the Upper Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. 

"Loigman's second novel (after The Two-Family House) follows Jewish sisters Ruth and Millie Kaplan from their childhood in Brooklyn to adulthood living at an armory base in Springfield, MA, during WWII." — Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies are also available; just ask for the type of book you want!

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday April 22, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

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This month's discussion title is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

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This month's discussion title is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday April 27, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book TruevineThis month's book is: True Vine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy.

"A rambling, colorful, and thought-provoking medley of human stories intersecting with one another in carnival tents and Virginia backlands, this solid popular history has much to offer regarding issues of race, family, disability, and spectacle." -- Library Journal

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book TruevineThis month's book is: True Vine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy.

"A rambling, colorful, and thought-provoking medley of human stories intersecting with one another in carnival tents and Virginia backlands, this solid popular history has much to offer regarding issues of race, family, disability, and spectacle." -- Library Journal

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday May 12, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday May 18, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book NightThis month's book is: Night by Elie Wiesel.

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps...

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book NightThis month's book is: Night by Elie Wiesel.

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps...

Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Tuesday May 19, 2020
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

Bobby at Home by Bobby Flay is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Bobby Flay Fit by Bobby Flay. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 25 spaces available.

Bobby at Home by Bobby Flay is this month’s main selection. The alternate selection is Bobby Flay Fit by Bobby Flay. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it. Register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting. Don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday May 27, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday June 15, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of Hillbilly ElegyThis month's book is: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance.

In this compelling hybrid of memoir and sociological analysis, Vance digs deep into his upbringing in the hills of Jackson, Ky., and the suburban enclave of Middletown, Ohio. He chronicles with affection-and raw candor-the foibles, shortcomings, and virtues of his family and their own attempts to live their lives as working-class people in a middle-class world. Readers get to know his tough-as-nails grandmother, Mawmaw, who almost killed a man when she was 12 in Jackson, but who has to live among the sewing circles of Middletown. Her love for children, and for her grandson in particular, fuels her dream to become a children's attorney. When Vance finishes high school, he's not ready to head off to Ohio State, so Vance joins the Marines, completes a tour of duty in Iraq, and returns home with a surer sense of what he wants out of life and how to get it. He eventually enrolls in Yale Law School and becomes a successful lawyer, doggedly reflecting on the keys to his own success-family and community-and the ways they might help him understand the issues at stake in social policies today. Vance observes that hillbillies like himself are helped not by government policy but by community that empowers them and extended family who encourages them to take control of their own destinies. Vance's dynamic memoir takes a serious look at class. -- Publisher's Weekly

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of Hillbilly ElegyThis month's book is: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance.

In this compelling hybrid of memoir and sociological analysis, Vance digs deep into his upbringing in the hills of Jackson, Ky., and the suburban enclave of Middletown, Ohio. He chronicles with affection-and raw candor-the foibles, shortcomings, and virtues of his family and their own attempts to live their lives as working-class people in a middle-class world. Readers get to know his tough-as-nails grandmother, Mawmaw, who almost killed a man when she was 12 in Jackson, but who has to live among the sewing circles of Middletown. Her love for children, and for her grandson in particular, fuels her dream to become a children's attorney. When Vance finishes high school, he's not ready to head off to Ohio State, so Vance joins the Marines, completes a tour of duty in Iraq, and returns home with a surer sense of what he wants out of life and how to get it. He eventually enrolls in Yale Law School and becomes a successful lawyer, doggedly reflecting on the keys to his own success-family and community-and the ways they might help him understand the issues at stake in social policies today. Vance observes that hillbillies like himself are helped not by government policy but by community that empowers them and extended family who encourages them to take control of their own destinies. Vance's dynamic memoir takes a serious look at class. -- Publisher's Weekly

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday June 24, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday July 14, 2020
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday July 20, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

Cover of the book Fire LoverThis month's book is: Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh.

Former LAPD detective sergeant and best-selling author Wambaugh, author of the classic true crime story The Onion Field, returns to nonfiction with the shocking story of John Orr, an arson investigator who was also "the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century." A wanna-be cop, Orr settled for a position as a fireman with the Glendale, California, Fire Department, working up to arson investigator and eventually to fire captain in 1990. Along the way, he caught several arsonists, but there was one perpetrator whom no one could track down, a serial arsonist who was wreaking havoc on Southern California. Even Orr, who had become one of the region's most noted arson investigators, seemed to have no answers--until a piece of an incendiary device from a thwarted 1991 fire turned up with a fingerprint on it. The thousands of records in the criminal databanks elicited no match, but a broader search led to an unfathomable conclusion: the architect of the explosive was none other than Orr himself. This revelation turns the book from an investigative story to a psychological profile of John Orr as an investigator, criminal, psychopath, and man. Wambaugh's painstaking research, which included interviews with law-enforcement officers, survivors, and victims' families, is astonishing. -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

Cover of the book Fire LoverThis month's book is: Fire Lover: A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh.

Former LAPD detective sergeant and best-selling author Wambaugh, author of the classic true crime story The Onion Field, returns to nonfiction with the shocking story of John Orr, an arson investigator who was also "the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century." A wanna-be cop, Orr settled for a position as a fireman with the Glendale, California, Fire Department, working up to arson investigator and eventually to fire captain in 1990. Along the way, he caught several arsonists, but there was one perpetrator whom no one could track down, a serial arsonist who was wreaking havoc on Southern California. Even Orr, who had become one of the region's most noted arson investigators, seemed to have no answers--until a piece of an incendiary device from a thwarted 1991 fire turned up with a fingerprint on it. The thousands of records in the criminal databanks elicited no match, but a broader search led to an unfathomable conclusion: the architect of the explosive was none other than Orr himself. This revelation turns the book from an investigative story to a psychological profile of John Orr as an investigator, criminal, psychopath, and man. Wambaugh's painstaking research, which included interviews with law-enforcement officers, survivors, and victims' families, is astonishing. -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday July 22, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday August 11, 2020
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday August 17, 2020
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

Cover of the book The Tenth ParallelThis month's book is: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold.

Award-winning journalist Griswold chronicles her travels along the 10th parallel, the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator and home to many Christian-Muslim standoffs. Griswold does her best to counter the received wisdom of interfaith fighting by astutely pointing out where religion is simply used as a tactic in a nonreligious conflict over land, resources, or the like. As examples of war-rejecters, multifaith, and environmental advocates, the author introduces many organizations and individuals with hopes for peace, such as the Nigerian pastor, who, in addition to working with a Muslim imam to stop fighting between their communities, also distributes green stoves that burn less wood, thereby preventing further deforestation and possibly inter-religious fighting over land rights. The reader also meets Nigerian Christian warriors, quasi-military Filipino Catholic gangs, and Indonesian jihadis who sell herbal cures door-to-door to raise funds. Though not a scholar of Islam, Griswold has a profound grasp of the misinterpretation and manipulation of Islam. Her insight that no single, unified sharia (Islamic law) exists is a conclusion that has eluded more celebrated authors; among other perceptions, she notes that Islam was spread more by intermarriage than the sword. Always maintaining a journalist's objective view, Griswold, a published poet, nevertheless enchants the reader with her lush, flowing prose. -- Publisher's Weekly

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

Cover of the book The Tenth ParallelThis month's book is: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold.

Award-winning journalist Griswold chronicles her travels along the 10th parallel, the line of latitude 700 miles north of the equator and home to many Christian-Muslim standoffs. Griswold does her best to counter the received wisdom of interfaith fighting by astutely pointing out where religion is simply used as a tactic in a nonreligious conflict over land, resources, or the like. As examples of war-rejecters, multifaith, and environmental advocates, the author introduces many organizations and individuals with hopes for peace, such as the Nigerian pastor, who, in addition to working with a Muslim imam to stop fighting between their communities, also distributes green stoves that burn less wood, thereby preventing further deforestation and possibly inter-religious fighting over land rights. The reader also meets Nigerian Christian warriors, quasi-military Filipino Catholic gangs, and Indonesian jihadis who sell herbal cures door-to-door to raise funds. Though not a scholar of Islam, Griswold has a profound grasp of the misinterpretation and manipulation of Islam. Her insight that no single, unified sharia (Islamic law) exists is a conclusion that has eluded more celebrated authors; among other perceptions, she notes that Islam was spread more by intermarriage than the sword. Always maintaining a journalist's objective view, Griswold, a published poet, nevertheless enchants the reader with her lush, flowing prose. -- Publisher's Weekly

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday August 26, 2020
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Please note the earlier starting time due to the Library's summer hours.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday September 8, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday September 21, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book the Moth Presents Occasional MagicThis month's book is: The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns.

More a collection of inspirational stories than a self-help manual, this volume compiles pieces chosen by the staff of the popular podcast the Moth that portray moments of beauty and wonder, often stumbled upon, when a truth is discovered that reveals something about one's life. All of the tales were told at live events in which the authors shared personal and challenging experiences that helped them find a path forward. Readers hear from both well-known authors such as Adam Gopnik, Meg Wolitzer, and Andrew Solomon, and individuals across the globe. In one entry, a young girl living in a shelter recounts a week at summer camp; in another, a mother with a prosthetic arm describes bathing her baby for the first time. Full of emotion, humor, and vulnerability, these stories skillfully illustrate and evoke empathy for the human condition. -- Library Journal

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book the Moth Presents Occasional MagicThis month's book is: The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories about Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns.

More a collection of inspirational stories than a self-help manual, this volume compiles pieces chosen by the staff of the popular podcast the Moth that portray moments of beauty and wonder, often stumbled upon, when a truth is discovered that reveals something about one's life. All of the tales were told at live events in which the authors shared personal and challenging experiences that helped them find a path forward. Readers hear from both well-known authors such as Adam Gopnik, Meg Wolitzer, and Andrew Solomon, and individuals across the globe. In one entry, a young girl living in a shelter recounts a week at summer camp; in another, a mother with a prosthetic arm describes bathing her baby for the first time. Full of emotion, humor, and vulnerability, these stories skillfully illustrate and evoke empathy for the human condition. -- Library Journal

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday September 23, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday October 13, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday October 19, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book SpookThis month's book is: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

"Roach, who explored the fate of cadavers donated to science in Stiffed (2003), now turns her sharp eye and droll observations to what happens to a person's essence after death. Roach travels the world in search of answers: she heads to India to conduct research with a doctor who investigates cases of children whose families claim they are reincarnations of people from nearby villages and have the memories to prove it; she goes to the University of Arizona and meets with mediums currently working today; she tries her hand at telecommunication with the dead in the forests of California; and she even tries her hand at getting in touch with her own inner medium at a school in England. Roach is dogged in her approach as she examines each phenomenon through the lens of scientific fact. In the end, she usually walks away skeptical. The journey itself, however, is gripping, and Roach's witty asides liven up an already interesting and unusual read." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book SpookThis month's book is: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.

"Roach, who explored the fate of cadavers donated to science in Stiffed (2003), now turns her sharp eye and droll observations to what happens to a person's essence after death. Roach travels the world in search of answers: she heads to India to conduct research with a doctor who investigates cases of children whose families claim they are reincarnations of people from nearby villages and have the memories to prove it; she goes to the University of Arizona and meets with mediums currently working today; she tries her hand at telecommunication with the dead in the forests of California; and she even tries her hand at getting in touch with her own inner medium at a school in England. Roach is dogged in her approach as she examines each phenomenon through the lens of scientific fact. In the end, she usually walks away skeptical. The journey itself, however, is gripping, and Roach's witty asides liven up an already interesting and unusual read." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday October 28, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday November 16, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book HeartlandThis month's book is: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.

"Growing up as one of the working poor has become a familiar theme of memoirs of late, but this book is more than a female-authored Hillbilly Elegy (2016). Smarsh employs an unusual and effective technique, throughout the book addressing her daughter, who does not, in reality, exist. Rather, she's the future that seemed destined for Smarsh, the same future that had been destined for and realized by all the women in her family. Smarsh comes from a long line of women who married young, survived with barely enough money, and continually scrabbled along with low-paying jobs while trying to stay one step ahead of domestic violence or eviction. All of this was to be her legacy despite the strong work ethic, self-sufficiency, and pride that also run in her family. Smarsh was finally able to climb out of difficult circumstances, but her story is a trenchant analysis of the realities of an economic inequality whose cultural divide allows "the powerful to make harmful decisions in policy and politics." Elucidating reading on the challenges many face in getting ahead." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book HeartlandThis month's book is: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh.

"Growing up as one of the working poor has become a familiar theme of memoirs of late, but this book is more than a female-authored Hillbilly Elegy (2016). Smarsh employs an unusual and effective technique, throughout the book addressing her daughter, who does not, in reality, exist. Rather, she's the future that seemed destined for Smarsh, the same future that had been destined for and realized by all the women in her family. Smarsh comes from a long line of women who married young, survived with barely enough money, and continually scrabbled along with low-paying jobs while trying to stay one step ahead of domestic violence or eviction. All of this was to be her legacy despite the strong work ethic, self-sufficiency, and pride that also run in her family. Smarsh was finally able to climb out of difficult circumstances, but her story is a trenchant analysis of the realities of an economic inequality whose cultural divide allows "the powerful to make harmful decisions in policy and politics." Elucidating reading on the challenges many face in getting ahead." -- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday November 25, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
RESCHEDULED -The Reader's Group Book Club

This months book club has been rescheduled to Wednesday evening, December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This months book club has been rescheduled to Wednesday evening, December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday December 2, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Tonight's book club was rescheduled from Wednesday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tonight's book club was rescheduled from Wednesday, November 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday December 8, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
NO Second Tuesday Book Club in December

No meeting in December! See you in January.

 

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

No meeting in December! See you in January.

 

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday December 21, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

Cover of the book A Truck Full of MoneyThis month's book is: A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder.

"For his Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Soul of a New Machine (1981), best-selling nonfiction writer Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains, 2013) eavesdropped on a team of programmers and computer engineers developing a then cutting-edge minicomputer for the Data General Corporation. Now, 35 years later, Kidder returns to the domain of computer nerds with this profile of Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel website, Kayak.com. In tracing English's roots from working-class Boston to selling his first start-up company for a cool $33-million, Kidder shows how the brilliant software engineer has succeeded with a rare combination of disdain for authority and the ability to nurture fierce loyalty in his employees, becoming a Pied Piper of geeks. Perhaps English's most surprising idiosyncrasy, however, is his unabashed philanthropy, as embodied in his Summits Education program investing in teachers and a remarkable website devoted to personalized customer service all accomplished while suffering from bipolar disorder. Once again, Kidder hits the mark, painting a riveting portrait of an endearing society outlier and highlighting the rapidly changing trends in today's computer-driven marketplace."-- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover of the book A Truck Full of MoneyThis month's book is: A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder.

"For his Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Soul of a New Machine (1981), best-selling nonfiction writer Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains, 2013) eavesdropped on a team of programmers and computer engineers developing a then cutting-edge minicomputer for the Data General Corporation. Now, 35 years later, Kidder returns to the domain of computer nerds with this profile of Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel website, Kayak.com. In tracing English's roots from working-class Boston to selling his first start-up company for a cool $33-million, Kidder shows how the brilliant software engineer has succeeded with a rare combination of disdain for authority and the ability to nurture fierce loyalty in his employees, becoming a Pied Piper of geeks. Perhaps English's most surprising idiosyncrasy, however, is his unabashed philanthropy, as embodied in his Summits Education program investing in teachers and a remarkable website devoted to personalized customer service all accomplished while suffering from bipolar disorder. Once again, Kidder hits the mark, painting a riveting portrait of an endearing society outlier and highlighting the rapidly changing trends in today's computer-driven marketplace."-- Booklist

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday December 23, 2020
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

The Readers' Group does not meet in December. See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The Readers' Group does not meet in December. See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level


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